davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional stout. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, and hints of vanilla. Taste starts sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
kcmole (28) - USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If youíre a Guinness fan, this might not be the beer for you. Had on tap in at Cheers Yokohama in Japan; Served at the perfect tempurature. Good coffee-like aromas, but not nearly as thick or smooth in the mouth as Guinness. It resembled more of a porter to me than a stout, but thatís exactly what I like. I will drink this beer every opportunity that I get!
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours black with brown edges and a nice foamy almost creamy off white head. Nose is roasted malt, but also a bit of zingy citrous hops. Taste is dominated by the roasted malt, with coffee and touch of chocolate, but theres a really nice citrous hop undercurrent which gives this a broader depth. Very nice stout.
Crille (42) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with a off-white head. The nose is full of biscuit, coffee and roasted malt. Very drinkable with its chocolate and coffee flavors.
Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tap East, Stratford, London. Excellent appearance, an extremely deep ruby brown colour, with an appealing lasting tan head delivering good lacing. Initial dry acidity made way for rich chocolate, and blackcurrant and raisin fruits. Good body, average-soft carbonation, this was an enjoyable beer.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[on tap at Popeye]
Vanilla and bubblegummy roasted barley aroma. Almost opaque, dark brown under a nitrogen foam cover. Nice oaky vanilly roast flavour with hazlenut and caramel accents. Also a little coffee and toastiness. Bitterness comes mostly from dark malts. Medium to full body with low carbonation and a not unpleasant, lingering malt bitterness.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark black, nose of rich clove and licorice and roast, some coffee and chocolate. The flavor is chewy, some spruce and hop. The finish is clean, nice stout.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Pitch black with a very tall, fine, tan head. Creamy roasted aroma with lots of chocolate, a touch of coffee, nuts, and a touch of sweetness. Quite dry flavor, but very creamy, well burnt, chocolate, more coffee, still a touch of sweetness, and more hops than usual for the style. Very well balanced. Dry, burnt, and sweet, but not too much of any. Dry, hoppy finish. Long-lasting bitterness coming from both. Very interesting and pleasant, characterful dry stout. I really like that tinge of chocolaty sweetness behind a generally dry flavor.
TimE (2778) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had not tried this in a couple years and had it on New Years Eve at the Nakameguro Taproom. Seriously underrated brew. Great example of the style, with its modest ABV, dryness, dark chocolate, dark fruits character and just a hint of baked cake. Moderate bitterness on the end and deceptively full bodied for the ABV. Solid depth and balance through out. Superb.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was great for the low ABV. I was expecting a guinness clone. What I got was a flavourful, big stout which I could have drunk all day. Lots of dark malty goodness. They done good here.